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Emmanuel
07-16-2005, 04:32 PM
Hi,

I am currently collecting background material for my next uni project, and I wondered if You guys could name me some of the most distinctive artists who dealed with the industrial age/industrial revolution in their oeuvre ?
Thanks a lot !

frog
07-17-2005, 11:51 AM
Joseph Wright of Derby strikes me as the most obvious and important example.

http://www.theorderoftime.com/art/timegallery/hall3/paintings/the.lesson.jpg

frog
07-17-2005, 12:01 PM
Although his work is less concerned with those themes than Joseph Wright of Derby, William Turner also worked at the time of the early industrial revolution and some of his work is relevant.

http://www.uh.edu/engines/rastsp.jpg

Even John Constable has the occasional glimpse of it in his rural idylls:

http://www.tate.org.uk/collection/N/N01/N01273_9.jpg

Emmanuel
07-17-2005, 02:32 PM
Thanks a lot, very inspiring !

Emmanuel
07-18-2005, 06:25 PM
Child labor (http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/)

Very depressing stuff, that actually no one should forget, because its these kids who "made" the industry....

TheCleaner
07-18-2005, 06:44 PM
look into the art movement called 'Social Realism'

its artist dealt with industrialization.. alot of it with reference to mining

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